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Ever run with cracked door glass?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by remkel, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    Well, was loading the stove just now and CRACK- there goes the door glass! blizzard outside and this is just what I did not need.

    My question- has anyone run their stove with cracked glass? The crack is horizontal across the length of the glass. I was thinking about running smaller fires to get me through the night and then going for new glass in the morning. Any help is appreciated.

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  2. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
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  3. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    I would get it replaced as soon as the stove is cold!
  4. NortheastAl

    NortheastAl Minister of Fire

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    I'm not sure about burning with a cracked glass, but make sure you get the correct replacement glass for it It is a ceramic glass, not regular glass.

    I know, couldn't have happened on a worse night. Good luck.
  5. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    i plan on going out tomorrow morning to get replacement glass. Just wondering if I can make it through the night. My stove is in the basement with concrete flooring all around.
  6. Dakotas Dad

    Dakotas Dad Minister of Fire

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    Got any stove cement? goop it up so it doesn't leak...?
  7. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    I ran my stove with the glass cracked in 2 for about 3 weeks until the piece I ordered came in. I removed the door, laid it flat and used furnace cement to seal the crack on the inside, being sure not to cement any metal. That got me by until the replacement came, definitely replace ASAP.
  8. thewoodlands

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    Make sure you get it fixed, I hear we have another nor'easter coming in Thursday.
  9. Pallet Pete

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    personally I would not the pressure in the stove could be a very bad thing for a glass crack. The stove really pulls air on a good fire and could run away easily. We had a stove a few years ago that got a super draft somehow on a small coal bed and it buckled the sides. I am not kidding it was a coal bed turned into a forge by high winds. I Know its not the same but is the same idea lots of air is bad.

    Pete
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    BrowningBAR Minister of Fire

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    Just when I thought the dark cloud left the home of Remkel...
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  11. Diabel

    Diabel Minister of Fire

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    Excellent temp fix!! Until the proper ceramic unit arrives
  12. Pallet Pete

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    Why did you have to remind him ==c

    Pete
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  13. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    Yes, that thought crossed my mind. Everything was going well then CLUNK! I will take this problem over the other issues I have had. I only hope the stove shop is open tomorrow. If they tell me they have to order the glass, I am going to offer a ridiculous amount for the glass in the floor model.
  14. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    I thought about doing this. I have the cement and will look to do this in the morning to get me by.
  15. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    I would not go out tomorrow unless the effects of Nemo are minor in your area. Maybe Sunday.
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    I've done it --with the door totally open and a screen installed, in campfire mode. Otherwise, would not.
  17. remkel

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    Obviously I will have to assess conditions. It may be a day of playing good samaratin for my neighbors and townsfolk. Been running very small fires tonight. Luckily the basement was good and warm prior to this happening so it seems I am able to maintain a comfortable level. Last small load of the night is on. Tomorrow when things are cooler on the stove I am going to try sealing with stove cement until I can get the replacement glass. I would still keep the fires small after this temporary fix.

    The good news is I have a generator and can run the furnace if absolutely necessary tomorrow. Trying to keep the stove steady around 400 for now.
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  18. BobUrban

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    Not sure if this helps but we plased out a piece of steel to replace cracked glass on the stove in the fab shop. Works fine but the obvious downside is no Fire View. If you do not have steel available take the dimentions to a fab shop and have them cut you a piece out of scrap. No idea the cost but I know if you came to our shop we would do it for near nothing if the steel was available. We burn wood for heat and would not let another burner go cold!! May even be able to buy a piece of plate steel from a big box store or some such and cut it yourself with an angle grinder. As long as the gasket rope is good and you get a good seal all will work for a temp fix.
  19. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    Would love to be able to fab something, but do not have that at my disposal right now. Stove shop is not opening today, so, stove cement on the crack is the winner! Put the cement on this morning and am just lighting the stove now. Good news is the power is still on so I have oil backup available. Will be on the phone with the stove shop first thing Monday morning and will hopefully have the replacement glass that day.

    Thanks for the feedback everyone!
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  20. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Good deal. I did mine in a bind and like my other post said, waited 3 weeks for replacement( cause first was broken during shipping.) Might be a good time to change the glass gasket, I it needs it. Stay warm!
  21. remkel

    remkel Minister of Fire

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    So far so good.
    Benn steadily increasing the loads today, but do not think I will be jamming the firebox full at any point. Like I said, hopefully this will only be for a couple of days.
  22. katwillny

    katwillny Guest

    Tell me you are joking Zap. another one?
  23. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    That's what I saw on TV last night, this morning the same guy said it was possible that a second one would come in behind it on the weekend, hope he's wrong but check the weather.
  24. thewoodlands

    thewoodlands Minister of Fire

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    This is some chit coming our way, the west coast is sending us some not so nice systems along with a dip in the jet stream.

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  25. tbuff

    tbuff Feeling the Heat

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    Thanks Debby Downer.... Lol

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